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Flash Flooding, Weather Easing

Flash flooding in parts of Fiji were evident yesterday but the weather is expected to improve. In Nadi, the heavy downpour continued well into the day. Some shop fronts filled
24 Dec 2017 11:04
Flash Flooding, Weather Easing
Pita Rokosuka in front of his house at Omkar Road in Narere on December 23, 2017. Photo: Wati Talebula

Flash flooding in parts of Fiji were evident yesterday but the weather is expected to improve.

In Nadi, the heavy downpour continued well into the day. Some shop fronts filled up quickly in less than an hour of continuous rain.

But as quick as it rose, the water level dropped again when Nadi Town Council workers and shop owners worked together to control the situation.

Tropical depression TD04F which is causing the current weather pattern is moving slowly away from Fiji. The Fiji Meteorological Services said Tropical Depression TD04F centre [998HPA] was analysed near 18.4 degree South and 173.8 degree  East or about 390km to the west of Nadi last night.

“TD04F was moving southeast at about 18 km/hr and was expected to continue moving southeast to the southwest of Fiji. TD04F was not expected to directly affect the group however, associated cloud and rain is expected to affect the country,” Fiji Met Services said.

At Omkar Road in Narere, Pita Rokosuka’s house on stilts was saved from the flash flooding.

“Whenever it rains this place gets flooded and that is why our house has elevated post so that we don’t get affected,” said the man from Tonia, Taivugalei in Tailevu.

“As soon as my child finishes school I plan to return to the village and do my village duty.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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